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Gascoigne, George, -1577

The noble arte of venerie or hunting : VVherein is handled and set out the vertues, nature, and properties of fiueteene sundrie chaces together, with the order and maner how to hunte and kill euery one of them. Translated and collected for the pleasure of all noblemen and gentlemen, out of the best approued authors, which haue written any thing concerning the same: and reduced into such order and proper termes as are vsed here, in this noble realme of England. The contents vvhereof shall more playnely appeare in the page next followyng.

Additional Title(s):

Booke of hunting

[London] : Imprinted by Henry Bynneman, for Christopher Barker, [1575]
Physical Description:
[10], 202, 359-362, 205-248, [4] p. : ill. (music) ; 19 cm. (4to)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SK31 .G37 1575
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
BEIN 1978 236: Bound with Turberville, G. The booke of faulconrie or hauking, London, 1575. Bookplate of John Wayland Leslie.
Attributed in error to George Turberville; actually an English translation and adaptation of Jacques Du Fouilloux's La venerie (1573) by George Gascoigne, named as author of the poem on A3v. Cf. Halkett & Laing (3rd ed.) N113.
"The translator to the reader" dated June 16, 1575.
Signatures: pi² (-pi1) A⁴ ²A-M⁸ N⁸(-N6+a²) O-P⁸ Q⁴ [dagger]².
Partly in verse.
Printer's and publisher's names from colophon at foot of leaf P8v; publication date from STC.
Running title reads: The booke of hunting.
Leaf N6 cancelled and replaced by bifolium signed "a".
The last two leaves contain bugle calls.
Usually bound with an edition of "The booke of falconrie or hawking" by George Turberville, to whom this work is sometimes attributed (e.g. by Podeschi).
Woodcut vignette on t.p.
Includes 48 woodcut illustrations within text; those on pp. 90, 95 and 133 include depictions of Queen Elizabeth I.
Printed throughout in black letter type.
Woodcut initials and printed marginalia.
BAC: Copy bound in blind-stamped brown morocco by Riviere & Son. Text block edges gilded.
BAC: Bookplate with inscription "Ex libris Schwerdtii" on inside of upper board.
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.), 24328
Schwerdt, II, 271
Halkett, S. Dictionary of anonymous and pseudonymous publications in the English language (3rd ed.), N113
English short title catalogue, S121817
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, 9
Subject Terms:
Hunting -- Early works to 1800.
Hunting -- Great Britain.
Hunting -- Pictorial works.
Leslie, John Wayland -- Bookplate.
Riviere & Son -- Binder (BAC RB)
Schwerdt, C. F. G. R. (Charles Francis George Richard), 1862-1939 -- Bookplate (BAC RB)
Fouilloux, Jacques du, 1521?-1580.
Turberville, George, 1540?-1610?
Barker, Christopher, 1529-1599, printer.
Bynneman, Henry, d. 1583, publisher.
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